can be triggered by an underlying condition such as chickenpox, though the cause has yet to be established.
is a skin reaction to cold, a form of hives.
Patients who have cold urticaria
respond to exposure to cold temperatures with erythematous wheals, severe itching, and mucosal swelling.
Maurer said that he and his colleagues have successfully treated patients with antihistamine-refractory spontaneous urticaria, cold urticaria
, physical urticaria, cholinergic urticaria, solar urticaria, pressure urticaria, and other forms of the disease.
By contrast, patients with familial cold urticaria
will present not only with urticaria and wheals, but with complaints of painful joints, chills, and fever.
is diagnosed by cold provocation and threshold test by applying an ice cube to the skin for 5 minutes; urticaria appears on re-warming.
Again according to this guideline conditions which are accompanied by urticaria including pigmented urticaria (cutaneous mastocytosis), urticarial vasculitis, familial cold urticaria
and non-histaminergic angioedema (congenital or aquired C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency) were not included in the classification of urticaria, because they are caused by different mechanisms (13,14).
Like Abbie, my husband Alan suffers from cold urticaria
Abbie Tully, 12, has to go to a special school for sick children and cannot play outside after developing cold urticaria
Exclusion criteria of this study were Raynaud's phenomenon peripheral vascular disease previous wart treatment and cold urticaria
Abbie was diagnosed with an ultra-rare and incurable allergic condition called cold urticaria